Richard Winspear of Berried in Tas
Tasmania produces juicy, sweet strawberries which are full of flavour.
Strawberries grow well in Tasmania’s cool climate particularly under poly tunnels and in substrate where 90% of production is grown.
Tasmania’s access to clean water and mild growing conditions allows a long growing season which extends from October through to May.
Tasmania is a relatively small producer of strawberries growing about 4% of the national volume. All of the production from Tasmania is sold into the domestic market for consumption over the Australian summer period.
Albion (public variety), Arabella, Big Sur and Amesti
Being a remote island surrounded by water and aided by a robust biosecurity system, Tasmania remains free from many plant-related pests and diseases including Queensland fruit fly and Mediterranean fruit fly. This freedom means our produce can be exported with minimal, if any, phytosanitary treatment.
Tasmanian strawberries are grown predominantly in the Central North West, Tamar Valley, Meander Valley, Northern Midlands, Coal Valley, Derwent Valley and Huon Valley regions of the state.
“We are always challenging and reassessing the way we do things to ensure that we are efficiently producing the best fruit possible.”
Tasmania’s relative pest free status offers trade opportunities for importing countries seeking access to Tasmanian grown produce.
This information is extracted from the Department of Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry’s Manual of Importing Country Requirements which is frequently updated. Please validate this information before proceeding further.
The importing country has no phytosanitary restrictions for entry into the market.
Open to Tasmania, without requiring any phytosanitary treatment.
Open to Tasmania but requires some phytosanitary treatment.
No arrangements have been developed to make trade between the two countries possible, or trade is currently not allowed.
Through the generations our growers feel the pulse of the seasons and heartbeat of this land. They understand what thrives here — they take the time to grow produce with care. Meet some of our passionate, committed and knowledgeable Tasmanian growers…